For those of you not familiar with SSD, now called Social Square Dancing, this is from CALLERLAB’s SSD frequently asked questions:
“We desperately need a way to ring in new dancers FASTER than we lose existing dancers . . .In 2020 COVID 19 shut down square dancing completely . . . many existing dancers will never return.
” . . . The old methods bring in few, if any, new dancers. New dancers can begin square dancing just ONCE per year . . . it makes more than a year for for a new dancers to reach . . . club level. [This] combination of LIMITED product availability, HUGE commitment, and LONG training period makes it very difficult . . . to build up a nice-size group of dancers.”
“Square Dancing is a LEISURE activity. A long training program is a . . . barrier which keeps new customers out . . . We need a program that today’s busy people can enjoy after a few WEEKS instead of a few YEARS of training.
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